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Rough Terrain Crane Market Size - By Capacity (Upto 25 Ton, 26 Ton – 74 Ton, 75 Ton – 100 Ton, Above 100 Ton), By Application (Construction, Utilities), Growth Drivers, Regional Insights & Global Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6391
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Rough Terrain Crane Market Size

Rough Terrain Crane Market size was valued at USD 7.4 billion in 2022 and will grow at a CAGR of over 6% between 2023 to 2032, owing to government investments and initiatives focused on infrastructure improvement. Government initiatives, especially in developing countries, to improve infrastructure and boost economic growth create a favorable environment for the rough terrain crane business.

Rough Terrain Crane Market

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Rapid urbanization and industrial growth in emerging economies fuel the demand for construction equipment like rough terrain cranes for various projects. As the urban population continues to progress, there has been a commendable surge in demand for housing and commercial facilities. According to UN-Habitat, global city population share is expected to increase to 58% gradually by 2070 from about 50% in 2020. Also, the number of cities in low-income economies will rise by 76% between 2020 and 2070. The growth rate will stand at 20% and 6% for lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries, respectively.

Moreover, the operation of heavy machinery like rough terrain cranes is subject to stringent regulatory standards and environmental regulations, especially in urban areas and sensitive ecosystems. Compliance with these standards can add to the operating costs and limit their use in certain locations. Besides, these cranes are specialized, and robust machines designed for challenging terrains, which makes them expensive to manufacture and purchase. The high initial investment can deter potential buyers, particularly small and medium-sized construction companies, impacting the rough terrain crane market growth.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the rough terrain crane market. On the one hand, construction projects were disrupted, and demand decreased as lockdowns and restrictions were imposed in many regions. However, on the other hand, there was an increased need for infrastructure development and disaster relief efforts during the pandemic, which drove the demand for rough terrain cranes. For instance, in areas where hospitals and temporary medical facilities were constructed rapidly to deal with the surge in COVID-19 cases, rough terrain cranes played a crucial role in lifting heavy materials and equipment.

Rough Terrain Cranes Market Trends

Rough terrain cranes play a vital role in disaster relief and rescue operations, assisting in natural disasters and emergencies. Besides, the increasing usage of these construction equipment for handling heavy cargo in ports and shipyards, where their mobility and lifting capabilities are advantageous, will propel market growth.

Rough Terrain Crane Market Analysis

Global Rough Terrain Crane Market Size, By Application,

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The construction segment held approximately 55% share of the rough terrain crane market in 2022. The demand for rough terrain cranes in construction applications is driven by their capability to operate in challenging and uneven terrains. These cranes are essential for lifting heavy materials, machinery, and construction components in construction sites where traditional cranes might struggle. Their mobility and off-road capabilities make them ideal for projects in remote or difficult-to-reach locations. Relevant instances include the use of rough terrain cranes in infrastructure development, building construction, and large-scale projects such as bridge construction and industrial plants, where their versatility and efficiency significantly contribute to completing tasks safely and effectively.

Global Rough Terrain Crane Market Share, By Capacity

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Rough terrain crane market size from the 26-74 tons capacity is poised to gain notable traction from 2023 to 2032, driven by their versatility and ability to handle a wide range of construction and industrial projects. These cranes are well-suited for medium to large-scale lifting tasks in challenging terrains, such as construction sites, mining operations, and oil and gas projects. Their capacity allows them to lift heavy loads, while their mobility enables them to maneuver in rough and uneven conditions. The need for efficient and reliable lifting solutions in various industries fuels the demand for rough terrain cranes with 26-74 tons capacity.

U.S. Rough Terrain Crane Market Size,

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North America rough terrain crane market size crossed USD 2.6 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach USD 4 billion in 2032. Rough terrain cranes are witnessing high demand in North America due to the region's robust construction and infrastructure development activities. With numerous ongoing projects in urban areas and remote regions, the need for versatile and reliable lifting equipment has increased. The oil and gas industry's exploration and extraction operations in rugged terrains further boost the demand for rough terrain cranes. Instances of high demand can be seen in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston, where construction projects and industrial activities rely heavily on rough terrain cranes to meet their lifting requirements.

Rough Terrain Crane Market Share

The key industry players operating across the rough terrain crane market include:

  • Liebherr Group
  • Manitex International 
  • Manitowoc Company
  • SANY Group
  • Tadano Ltd
  • Terex Corporation
  • TIL Limited
  • Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Co
  • Zoomlion.

Rough Terrain Crane Industry News

In April 2022, Tadano Ltd. announced launching the world's first electric rough terrain crane in 2023. The crane will be powered by batteries and will have a lifting capacity of 50 tons.

This rough terrain crane market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) and Volume (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

By Payload Capacity

  • Upto 25 Ton
  • 26 Ton – 74 Ton
  • 75 Ton – 100 Ton
  • Above 100 Ton

By Application

  • Construction
  • Utility
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada 
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of rough terrain crane was recorded USD 7.4 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register over 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032, due to increasing government investments and initiatives focused on infrastructure improvement worldwide.
The construction application held approximately 55% share of the rough terrain crane market in 2022 and is expected to witness rapid growth through 2032, due to increasing adoption for lifting heavy materials, machinery, and construction components at construction sites.
North America market for rough terrain crane was valued at USD 2.6 billion in 2022 and will reach USD 4 billion by 2032, owing to the robust construction and infrastructure development activities in the region.
Some of the prominent rough terrain crane companies are KATO WORKS CO., LTD, Liebherr Group, Manitex International Inc., Manitowoc Company, Inc., SANY Group, Tadano Ltd., Terex Corporation, TIL Limited, Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Co., Ltd., and Zoomlion.

Rough Terrain Crane Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 203
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 250
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